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February 4, 2013
Energy drinks can be dangerous for teenagers, according to a new report published in a pediatrics journal. The drinks are particularly dangerous when they are combined with alcohol, CBS News reports. The drinks can...
January 30, 2013
Emergency departments reported a significant rise in the number of visits related to the opioid addiction medication buprenorphine between 2005 and 2010, according to a new government report. The number of buprenorphine...
January 30, 2013
Teenagers’ decision to have a first alcoholic drink may be influenced by their best friends, a new study suggests. Researchers found having friends who drink and who have access to alcohol is the most important factor...
January 18, 2013
A new study suggests substance abuse impairs sexual performance in men, even after they stop using drugs or alcohol. Earlier studies suggested men spontaneously recover their normal sexual performance several weeks...
January 9, 2013
One in five high school girls binge drink, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds almost 14 million women in the United States binge drink about three times a...
January 9, 2013
A new government report shows prescription drug abuse decreased in 10 states from 2010 to 2011, and did not increase in any state. The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)...
January 8, 2013
Smokers can lower their anxiety levels by quitting, a new study suggests. The decrease is particularly noticeable among people who used smoking to cope, instead of for pleasure. Researchers studied 491 smokers enrolled...
January 8, 2013
Black and Hispanic patients who enter publicly funded alcohol and drug treatment programs are less likely to complete treatment, compared with white patients, a new study finds. The disparities are likely related to...
January 2, 2013
The opioid-overdose antidote naloxone can save lives and money when distributed to heroin users, a new study finds. Researchers at the San Francisco Department of Public Health concluded that one death may be prevented...
December 31, 2012
The larger economic environment during infancy may be associated with subsequent substance use and delinquent behavior during adolescence.

 

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